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Wed 02.10
The Best Striped Bags

The Best Striped Bags: Put Your Best Stripe Forward

Stripes: No longer relegated to sports or prepsters, the fashion set has claimed them for our own. And trust we have really run with them. This season, almost every major designer has gone stripe-happy, but I can say with confidence that none have done it as well as Gucci. Can I just say Gucci, Gucci, Gucci is all I dream about? Every. Single. Day. Never would I ever think that stripes, chains, and bows could be so well-executed. But here they are, along with my other favorite stripes of the season!

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Tue 02.09
Top 5 Mardi Gras Bags

Top 5 Mardi Gras Bags: Phat Tuesday

Happy Fat Tuesday! I don’t know about you, but any holiday that encourages you to indulge in decadent foods (Did you know Mardi Gras was originally a binging festival so people could stock up, so to speak, on fatty foods ahead of giving up their favorite treats for Lent?), wear anything and everything flashy, and let loose in the streets gets my support. Maybe you’re storming the French Quarter as we speak or maybe you didn’t even realize beads were being tossed around with reckless abandon today.

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Tue 02.09
Gucci Bright Supreme Leather-Trimmed Coated Canvas Shoulder Bag

Gucci Bright Supreme Leather-Trimmed Coated Canvas Shoulder Bag: A First Time for Everything

I’ve often talked about my first designer bag: A Gucci crossbody with a matching wallet from my mother when I turned 17. While I carried the beloved bag to death as a teenager, I have not been able to find it for years. Between living in L.A. and Taipei in my twenties and subsequently moving to Dallas in my thirties, it got lost along the way.

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Mon 02.08
Chinese New Year Bags

A Bag for Every Sign: Happy Chinese New Year!

Today officially marks the first day of the Year of the Monkey! My son was born in the Year of the Golden Monkey, so I’m naturally biased towards this sign. Monkeys are most creative and intelligent, and they’re also known for being playful, enthusiastic, and highly social. This is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, and it’s being said anything can happen in 2016, particularly when it comes to personal endeavors. Might I suggest acquiring a new bag as your first personal endeavor of the new year?

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Mon 02.08
Workout Clothes You'll Actually Want to Wear Out

Workout Clothes You’ll Want to Wear Out

It’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the new activewear brands launching these days, but let me make it simple for you. Your really only need to know about three: Alala, Michi, and Koral. Not only will these brands have everything you could possibly want to feel great about the way you look at the gym (and they’re made to function just as immaculately as they look), but they stock a ton of options that would look just as good in a bar as they would in a gym.

Fri 02.05
Sofia Richie x Hermès and Tommy Hilfiger

Sofia Richie x Hermès and Tommy Hilfiger: Business Casual

Yet another Insta-famous kid sibling is stealing the spotlight. Nicole Richie’s 17-year-old sister, Sofia, was snapped leaving Craig’s Restaurant in West Hollywood this past week, and I couldn’t help but notice. The navy velvet Tommy Hilfiger bomber jacket, breezy cropped trousers and minimal top to match, zebra-striped slip-on kicks, and, of course, shrunken white Hermès Kelly, carelessly left wide open for maximal nonchalant appeal: I’m really digging her look.

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Fri 02.05
Tom Ford and Burberry to Sync Runway with Retail Cycle

Tom Ford and Burberry to Sync Runway with Retail Cycle

For those looking forward to Tom Ford or Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2016 runway shows this upcoming Fashion Month, I have some disappointing news: they won’t be taking place until September. The upside? You’ll be able to buy the pieces as soon as the models step off the catwalks! It’s crazy to think that every brand isn’t doing this yet, but I have a feeling many will soon be shifting runway and retail to coincide over the next few years.

Thu 02.04
All About My Black

All About My Black: Style and Substance

Rose quartz may be my favorite on-trend color that’s always tempting me, especially as of late, but like a pretty appetizer instead of a robust meal, I still easily tire of lightweight colors of little substance. That’s why black is my mainstay entrée.

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Thu 02.04
Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Nancy Gonzalez Pink Crocodile Saddle Bag!

Whether you’re happily (or unhappily) single, dating, engaged, or married, there’s one thing that will bind us all together this Valentine’s Day: the love of bags! And if Cupid’s arrow strikes just right, you might get to take home one of the best. To celebrate the holiday, Nancy Gonzalez and Snob Essentials are giving away a sweet treat in the form of this glossy pink croc saddle bag.